January 2013

Printmaking with paper hearts

Valentine’s day themed art can be as simple as printmaking with paper hearts. With just a few materials that are readily found around your home or classroom, your children can create beautiful heart-shaped prints.

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Valentine lacing cards

Lacing cards are a fun and simple way to build fine motors in preschool-aged children, especially when they are holiday themed.

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Hearts you can count on

Hearts are a wonderful shape for sorting, graphing, counting, estimating, and more! Come and see how we put our hearts and minds to work as we explored a little heart math fun!

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Salt tray heart printing and writing

Introducing and exploring the writing and printing process through the use of salt trays in preschool…

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Kaleidoscope art (tape rubbings)

Introducing the artful process of tape rubbings as we continue our exploration of kaleidoscopes in preschool.

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K is for kaleidoscope designs

Exploring design, shapes, and colors as we explore the book “I See a Song” and the making of our own kaleidoscope designs in preschool!

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A few minutes outdoors on a cold winter day helps keep the winter blues away

Dreading those cold winter days? See how just spending a few minutes outdoors can make your whole day a better, happier experience.

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More fun with fixing

Continuing with our morning of fixing things by fixing plates, knives, forks, spoons, and a few pictures too!

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Winter Wonderland: Snowman in a Bag

Exploring how snow melts and turns into water with this fun and simple snowman in a bag science activity!

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Reading David McPhail and fun with fixing

Building on the book “Fix-It” by David McPhail, the children explore different tools that they can use to fix things in our preschool classroom.

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Gummy bear science

We enjoyed the wonderful process of gummy bear science in our preschool classroom. Come and check out this amazing process and the book too!

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Wonderful weaving tool and process for preschool

A new find at the Dollar store led to a wonderful weaving process for preschoolers.

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Torn paper strip sticky collage

Before sharing this simple torn paper strip sticky collage with the children, I told them that we needed to work on building stronger hands and fingers and one of the best ways to do that, is by tearing up some paper… To prepare for our paper strip sticky collage, Mrs. Courtney put three strips of […]

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Totally Tubular: Creative expression on a tube

Exploring our own version of tubular painting and drawing as we repurposed tubes and a paper dispenser in our preschool classroom!

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Building and playing with our free tube blocks and where you can find them too

Find out about our new and free tube blocks for preschool. An amazing and versatile new addition tool for play in our classroom!

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Discovery Bottles (P – T)

Find out how discovery bottle can make a wonderful way to boost your experience in science and in play!

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